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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

The League of Friends

Last updated: 28 October 2019

We are privileged to have more than 80 volunteers who give up their valuable time to support patients and staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of the League of Friends.

The league’s mission is to improve care and comforts for patients and staff at QA, above and beyond those funded by the NHS.

More than £4m has been raised for the Trust since the league was formed in October 1952.

It is run entirely by volunteers - ranging in age from 30 to over 80 – all of whom go above and beyond to support patients and staff.

The league runs a coffee shop on B Level at the hospital and also provides three trolley services, visiting various wards and departments, as well as running a free monthly art group. The team have organised 16 annual art competitions and artists can also exhibit their work at the hospital for a small fee.

In the last year alone, the League of Friends donated almost £100,000 to the Trust, which has been put towards equipment including:

  • an ultrasound system in the Paediatric department
  • a patient lift for the Rheumatology department
  • five bladder scanners
  • a 3D camera for the eye department.donations.

The league has also helped fund cuddly toys for the paediatric emergency department, slippers for patients and radio equipment for Hospital Radio, among other

Our League of Friends volunteers make a huge contribution and we are extremely grateful for their support.

To find out more about volunteering with the League of Friends please call Jan Spear, Chairman on 023 92286000 extension 6797 or email jan.spear@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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